I know I know I know. I’m on a Navy Seal RANT – I just can’t help it.
I mean, I like actors, athletes, writers, and business icons – but these Sea Air and Land guys really fire me up.
I’ll keep this short.
I picked up a book this week that I have had in mind for some time:
Rogue Warrior – The Explosive Autobiography of the Controversial, Death-Defying Founder of the U.S. Navy’s Top Secret Counterterrorist Unit Seal Team Six.
If you don’t recognize the name Seal Team Six. They are the most elite navy seal group out there. From what I have read, they can come in around $4 million per seal worth of training. They are the team that shot and killed Osama Bin Laden.
Now, I only finished the forward so I’ll hold back on recommending the book itself for now. You can check it out here and if you do buy it on this link, yes, I will make a few cents so I do thank you for that.
But the quote used in the beginning really fired me up – so I wanted to share here.
“It’s not the critic who counts…The credit belongs to the man who actually is in the arena, who strives violently, who errs and comes up short again and again…who if he wins, knows the triumph of high achievement, but who if he fails, fails while daring greatly.” – Theodore Roosevelt
It’s a great way to end this week.
The only opinion of you that counts is your own.
You are held truly accountable to only yourself and have to live by no one else’s standards.
Criticism is for weak people who observe from the sidelines. For people who are too scared to go for it. Who think that the world owes them a favor.
Rest assured, these ego minded observers are full of fear.
When you go for it. When you give it your all. For you. And For What you Want…..
You are a warrior.
And you are in battle. Mentally, physically, and emotionally. Those who lay it on the line, are the ones who bathe in fulfillment.
Win or lose. Succeed or Fail. The all in struggle is the glory of life.
Have a super weekend!